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South Africa Tourism Awards

Type: Destination
Category: Unique Experience

Motivation for award: uShaka Marine World in Durban is a world-class entertainment and tourism destination. At the end of Durban’s Golden Mile is the beginning of uShaka Marine World – spanning over 16 hectares of prime beach front, uShaka Marine World is Africa’s largest Marine Theme park. A theme park of note, the oceanarium alone is worth the fee and if you’re with kids, the amusement park, shopping and beach fun fills a day easily. There is even a shipwreck thrown in for fun. Water rides, frolicking dolphins, seal stadiums and penguin rookeries make this a bird’s eye view of the western Indian Ocean. Despite uShaka Marine World being a touristy thing to do, you would be hard pressed to beat it. Enjoy fun at Sea World, have a memorable meal at any one of the many restaurants (including the amazing Cargo Hold, situated in the themed shipwreck with a window into a shark tank), go shopping in over 11,250m² of retail space featuring clothing boutiques, outdoor gear, arts and crafts as well as indigenous and tourist-focused goods, information and services. Then there is Wet ‘n Wild World. A fresh water entertainment wonderland, Wet ‘n Wild World offers exhilarating fun and safe entertainment for the whole family. It features separate swimming pools for kids and adults, relaxing river rides and high speed chutes for the adrenaline junkies. This is the place where the wild at heart are set free to experience adrenaline pumping action while the others can sunbathe on sandy beaches, grass or decks. Also Located in the center of uShaka Marine World you can experience the salt water aquarium with indoor and outdoor displays and exhibits, a 1200 seater dolphin stadium where you’ll be entertained by the world-famous Dolphins, the seal stadium and penguin rookery. In addition, Sea World offers edutainment tours behind the scenes and special interactive activities such as snorkeling through reefs and grottos and scuba dives.

Region: Kwazulu Natal / Durban

uShaka Marine World

Unlimited Fun

The world class uShaka Marine World, situated in Durban, South Africa, opened its turnstiles to the general public on April 30th 2004. uShaka has fast positioned itself as a key attraction on Durban’s Golden Mile, offering a world of entertainment, excitement, fun and uniqueness. Entertainment is non-stop, extending from the daytime operations of Sea World, Wet ‘n Wild, and uShaka Beach, to the night time festivities of the Village Walk.

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Trijatha Ramsunder – 23.03.2022
Ushaka is amazing. The variety in activities offered to the different age groups allow for various an diverse user’s to keep on going back and enjoy the overall attraction.

Nonkululeko Sithole – 03.03.2022
Shaka Marine has been the best place for me, since 2010,I have been taking my kids there for every December holiday. Love the friendly atmosphere, the people of Durban, the weather is always warm for me and the lots of activities to do. Not to mention the walk in the beach

Zahida – 02.03.2022
A beautiful outing for the whole family, entertainment and splashing all day long. Kids and adults will have a fantastic time strolling through the marine, relaxing having a picnic or eating at the finest restaurants. Lots of things to do the whole day from shows, to splashing down the slides as many times and just laying back on tubes to zip lining and swimming with sharks. You have to make your way there super early to enjoy all of these exciting itineraries.

Chavel Ramjugath – 26.02.2022
uShaka Marine World is the most amazing marine conservation facility in South Africa

Selena Appalsamy – 26.02.2022
Ushaka Marine World, it’s beautiful and fun got the whole family

Livashlin Naidoo – 26.02.2022
UShaka is one of the jewels of Durban and surely its pride. A center of education and conservation of marine wildlife and a family entertainment park and eatery. Everything we love about Durban in one place

Dashmika Pillay – 25.02.2022
Absolutely breathtaking facility

Lovers – 24.02.2022
This is the place to be

Rakesh – 24.02.2022
Best, safe, fun place to be In Durban

Rakesh – 24.02.2022
The most spectacular place In burban

Thandi Mhlongo – 24.02.2022
Best place to visit in Durban

Gavin – 24.02.2022
affordable and Fun lots of things to do

Menzi Ngubane – 24.02.2022
Family fun oriented tourist destination in durban

Simone – 23.02.2022
uShaka Marine World hosts a wide variety of activities that every Durbanite enjoys!

Sihle Sikakane – 23.02.2022
Have been to uShaka enjoyed Dolphins by Starlight. Great for kids and adults

Giovanni – 22.02.2022
Best tourist attraction I have been to What a beautiful place Ushaka is and offering an experience for all calibres

Phumza Madikizela – 19.02.2022
My kids love shaka marine

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